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Table 5 Total out-of-pocket expenditures

From: Resource utilization pattern and cost of tuberculosis treatment from the provider and patient perspectives in the state of Penang, Malaysia

Cost element Cost during intensive phase Cost during continuation phase Total cost (% of total cost) Cost per patient
Consultation fees 4184.00 2771.00 6955.00 (8.2) 36.22
Chest X-ray 1324.00 785.00 2109.00 (2.5) 10.98
Non-TB medicines 3662.00 85.00 3747.00 (4.4) 19.52
Laboratory tests 1956.00 2331.00 4287.00 (5.1) 22.33
Traditional medicine 3653.00 2614.00 6267.00 (7.4) 32.64
Transportation 15790.00 17939.00 33729.00 (40.0) 175.67
Special food 15533.00 9319.00 24852.00 (29.5) 129.44
Other 480.00 1942.00 2422.00 (2.9) 12.61
Total out-of-pocket expenditures 84368.00 (100) 439.42
  1. Note: All costs in Malaysian Ringgit.